Burger King Halloween Black Burger To Blame For Green Poop


(PCM) When Burger King revealed their all new black Halloween Whopper just in time to celebrate the Halloween season, consumers flocked to the fast-food restaurant to give it a try, however they just as quickly flocked to social media to reveal that after consuming the burger their bowel movements were turning a lovely shade of green.

Talk about a little trick or treat in your stomach!  Apparently, the green poop is caused by the black food dye that is used to color the Halloween Whopper’s buns. The all-black Whopper has been available in Japan for quite sometime and there have been no reports of green poop, however they are using squid ink to color the buns rather than black food dye.

Needless to say the hashtag #GreenPoop is currently trending on both Twitter and Facebook and many people are now heading out to try the sandwich just to see if it actually makes them poop a different color. Many have reported that it is not even a sickly colored green, but more like a bright cartoon green which makes this all the more odd!

Have you tried the new Halloween Whopper? Did it make have #GreenPoop?

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What Does It Mean If You See A Teal Pumpkin This Halloween


(PCM) Each year thousands of children across the country will go out trick-or-treating picking up candy of all varieties to enjoy. However, there are some children that suffer from dietary restrictions, food allergies, diabetes and a host of other illnesses that do not allow them to enjoy most of the candy that is picked up door to door on Halloween.

This can prove to be quite an issue for mom and dad, as well as, incredibly frustrating for the child who can’t understand why he or she can not enjoy the same trick-or-treating experience as their peers. While it is completely impossible to be able to anticipate every child’s specific needs when giving out candy and treats this Halloween, there is one small thing you can do to be sure that all visiting children can be accommodated properly.

If you paint a pumpkin teal in color and leave it on your front steps or porch parents and children will know that it is safe for them to go trick-or-treating at your home, as you will offer alternatives other than candy such as toys or small games that will not make them sick.

Such a wonderful idea and we will certainly be on the lookout for teal pumpkins during the Halloween season. We urge everyone to take part in the Teal Pumpkin Project!

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Late Night Snacks? Eat Right!

By: Shannon Connor Winward

What You Eat is More Important Than When You Eat It

LateNightLifestyle(PCM) The stars are out, the hour is late, and most of the world, it seems, is tucked in for the night. Yet here you are, getting ready to chow down. Whether you’re crashing an all-night-diner with friends or cruising to fridge town as a party of one, there’s something about eating “after hours” that feels a little wicked, a little wild – but is late-night snacking really bad for you?

As it turns out, being “bad” may taste oh, so good, but there’s no real difference whether you eat at five o’clock or three AM – the calories in that slice of pizza are exactly the same. The only thing that really matters to your diet (and your health) are what foods you eat and how many total calories you consume.

Usually we talk about daily eating as a trinity – three square meals at, say, eight, noon, and five – but this doesn’t always reflect our modern reality. Some of us skip meals, others graze throughout the day or load up like a camel at one big sit-down. Many people live and work on unconventional schedules. Is moonlight dining your new normal? It may seem naughty (especially if you remember Gremlins), but if your midnight mauling of that chicken leg is making up for a meal you missed earlier, then it’s probably something your body needs.

On the other hand, if you’re throwing down with a bowl of ice cream or frozen burritos for reasons other than hunger, that can be a problem. Many people turn to food as stress-relief after a rough day, particularly with high-fat comfort foods. A single session of self-pity snacking can double your daily calorie intake – and eventually, your waistline. Late-night munchies can also be triggered by a bout of drinking (another popular form of stress-relief!); in addition to washing away inhibitions, alcohol increases our cravings, makes us feel less full, and hinders our self-control – a dangerous dietary combination if you’re already at or over your calorie quota.

What’s more, consuming heavy meals and certain foods before bed (spicy marina or clams casino anyone?) can lead to a night of digestive discomfort or otherwise mess with your sleep cycle, leading to a vicious cycle of fatigue, with you reaching for more food, over-the-counter energy-boosters and excess caffeine to get through the following day.

Coffee is our favorite crutch for good reason – it’s a powerful stimulant, it tastes great, and goes well with just about everything. A little bit of can be good for you (caffeine boosts brain function and physical performance, helps burn fat, and lowers your risk for certain diseases), but too much can cause nausea, nervousness, dehydration, increased heart rate, muscle tremors – not to mention insomnia when you’re finally ready to turn in.

For natural sources of energy, a balanced diet of whole foods is best – at midnight or any time of day. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids (salmon, tuna and other fish, flaxseed, walnuts), B vitamins (meat, dairy, eggs, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes) and folates (green leafy veggies, fruit and grains) are especially helpful for energy production and mental alertness.

Even if you’re not trying to fuel your way through an all-nighter, eating before bedtime may actually be good for you; a snack or small meal can help you relax, sleep better, and stabilize your metabolism.

Nutritionists say that foods containing the amino acid tryptophan, in particular, are ideal for winding down – while it won’t put you to sleep directly, tryptophan aides with digestion and increases serotonin, a happy-time chemical in your brain. We all know about the tryptophan in the Thanksgiving turkey, but nuts and seeds, soy, and dairy are also great sources (grandma’s glass of warm milk is cliché for a reason!). And good news for carb-lovers; carbohydrates help your body process tryptophan. For really great late eating, go for a combination of whole grains with tryptophan-foods, such as a light turkey sandwich, nut butter spread on whole grain toast, a bowl of cereal with low-fat milk (not the rainbow-colored sugar orgy, we’re talking the good stuff here), soy yogurt with granola or a bit of cheese on crackers.

The occasional late-night binge can be great fun – there’s nothing quite like a post-party platter of onion rings and mozzarella sticks at one in the morning, or raiding the cabinets for cookies and milk at the crack of dawn. It’s important to keep those moments special, though, rather than making them a habit. If you find yourself looking for nighttime nosh on a regular basis, train yourself to think in terms of late-night mini-meals, with reasonable portions of real food, rather than late-night snacking. Your body is an all-night temple. It deserves better than freezer foraging and vending machines desperation.

Give yourself good eats – no matter the hour.

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Burger Kings’ Black Burger Is Coming To The U.S!


(PCM) Many of us were incredibly jealous when it was revealed that only Burger King restaurants in Japan would enjoy the chance to sample Burger King’s black-colored Kuro burger when it was released last September. It now seems that we will finally get our chance as Burger King has announced that a new version of their black burger is being released here in The States.

Instead of being called the Kuro Burger, it will now be called the “Halloween Whopper”! The new version of the burger will still feature an all black colored bun, however instead of the bun being infused with squid ink, the new Halloween Whopper bun will be infused with A.1. steak sauce.  The A.1 sauce will also be used as a condiment on the burger itself, along with the usual lettuce, tomato and cheese.

While, the Kuro Burger also feature black colored cheese, the Halloween Burger will only feature the normal yellow American cheese. Burger King says that the new Halloween Whopper will cost approximately $4.00 and will only be available for a limited time during the Halloween holiday season.

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Oreo Introduces Yet Another New Fall Flavor


(PCM) While everyone else is on the pumpkin spice kick, Oreo has released a surprising new flavor for the fall season with the introduction of Toasted Coconut Oreos.  The new limited-edition Oreos feature a vanilla cookie filled with a toasted coconut cream, that also contains actual flakes of toasted coconut. The package features a picture of a  delicious looking slice of coconut layer cake!

Currently, the new Toasted Coconut Oreos have only been spotted in Meijer grocery stores in the Midwest, but we are certain there will be a national roll-out in the coming months. And for all you pumpkin spice enthusiasts out there, rest assured Oreo is still making their Pumpkin Spice flavored cookies as well for the fall season.


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Celebrate The Anniversary Of The Ice Cream Cone


(PCM) Certainly one of the greatest food inventions of all time is the ice cream cone, but did you know that it was actually created by accident?  The very first ice cream cone made its’ debut at the 1904 World’s Fair held in St. Louis, Missouri on September 22, 1904 by a man name Ernest Hamwi. Hamwi was running a waffle booth at the World’s Fair that was located next to an ice cream vendor that just so happened to run out of paper dishes to serve his icy treat.

In an attempt to help out the ice cream vendor, Hamwi rolled a waffle into a conical shape that could hold the ice cream and voila! The world’s very first ice cream cone was born! This wonderful invention now made it possible for people to enjoy ice cream without needing any type of bowl or utensils. The first waffle ice cream cones were initially called “World’s Fair Cornucopia” in 1904 and were later renamed “ice cream cones” in 1909.

Of course there was some controversy surrounding who was actually the first person to invent the ice cream cone, as many vendors at the 1904 World’s Fair were selling both ice cream and waffles, however several sources agree that Syrian immigrant Ernest Hamwi was definitely the first, when he rolled up some of his “zalabia” (a waffle-like pastry) into cones and gave them to Arnold Fornachou, who had run out of paper dishes to serve his ice cream.  Like any great idea, the news of Hamwi’s invention spread quickly though the Fair and many other vendors began selling ice cream in waffle cones. These edible ice cream cones became so popular that everyone wanted to take credit for there invention, so there was some debate over who actually created the first one.

After the fair, Hamwi joined with J. P. Heckle and helped him develop and open the Cornucopia Waffle Company. Ernest traveled throughout the United State introducing the World’s Fair Cornucopia as a new way of eating ice cream. In 1910, Hamwi opened the Missouri Cone Company and called his container, the ice cream cone, to avoid a conflict with Cornucopia.On June 1, 1920 Ernest Hamwi was issued a patent (#1,342,045) for a pastry cone making machine.

The ice cream cone gained incredible popularity across the United States and by 1924 Americans were consuming upwards of 245 million cones per year and they continue to still be incredibly popular to this very day!

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